Tyvar Kell

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Tyvar Kell
Race Elf Planeswalker
Birthplace Skemfar, Kaldheim
Lifetime Mending Era
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Creating Tivar Kell

Tyvar Kell is a black- and green-aligned elf planeswalker from Kaldheim.[1]

Appearance and characteristics[edit | edit source]

The younger brother of King Harald, uniter of Kaldheim's two groups of elves, Tyvar is a confident, charismatic, and pale-skinned wood elf. He sports a muscular frame and long, braided auburn hair. He rarely wears a shirt, exposing his powerful physique and distinctive tattoos of Koma, the "cosmos serpent" of Kaldheim, whom all elves possess a shared reverence for. The tattoo's twin dagger shapes and the double-bladed sword he fights with each represent the snake's fangs. He loves to boast, always on the hunt for glory and the admiration of his peers.

Though he's certainly preoccupied with building his own legend, Tyvar has a peculiar relationship with fame. After an epic battle, he's just as likely to sing the praises of his allies as he is to brag about his own achievements. He's really a classic extrovert at heart who enjoys the camaraderie shared among warriors. He actively seeks out allies willing to fight by his side and share a drink to celebrate their glorious victory afterward. Tyvar is a formidable close-combat fighter. His weapon of choice is a two-bladed sword.

Tyvar is able to transmute natural substances (including his own body) into other close-by natural materials, letting him use the environment to his advantage in combat in a special way. Deeply flexible, this ability greatly helps with improvising during a battle; he might coat himself in stone or thorns for protection, or in the inverse cool molten rock to a solid or make nettles sprout from the ground beneath his foes. Tyvar's abilities are very flexible but limited by what kinds of natural terrain are immediately at hand. This makes him a natural improviser in combat, and he relishes the creativity battle requires. Tyvar's powers aren't limited to himself, he can also share these buffs with his allies.

History[edit | edit source]

Tibalt (disguised as Valki) visited Harald and advised the King to prepare his army for the coming war. Suspicious of this "Valki", Tyvar began to follow and investigate the god through the realms. When Tyvar arrived at Gnottvold, he found Kaya surrounded by Torga trolls woken by Tibalt. The elf helped Kaya by defeating the trolls, turning them into stone. After Tibalt escaped to Immersturm, he opened an omenpath to that realm. At that moment Kaya discovered an small hedron from Zendikar hanging around his neck. Tyvar had believed Zendikar to be a distant realm from Kaldheim itself, and Kaya had to explain that he was in fact a planeswalker. Together the two decided to work together to investigate and stop Tibalt's plans.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gerritt Turner (December 14, 2020). "Creating Tyvar Kell". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b c d Roy Graham (January 13, 2021). "Episode 2: Awaken the Trolls". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.